Isthmus of Panama


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the isthmus that connects Central America and South America

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1 million years ago, the Isthmus of Panama closed nearby, cutting off direct circulation between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
This led him to believe that a comparison of the deep-sea forms on the Pacific side of the Isthmus of Panama with his old friends in the Caribbean would furnish reliable data for some most interesting conclusions.
Schemes advanced included using nuclear devices as substitutes for dynamite to blast huge holes in the ground--including stringing 125 atomic devices across the isthmus of Panama and setting them off to create the "Panatomic Canal;" utilizing radioactivity to zap food so it could seemingly be stored for years; building nuclear-powered airplanes (this didn't go far because of the weight of the lead shielding needed to protect the pilots)--and using the heat built up by the nuclear reaction to boil water to produce electricity.
The Isthmus of Panama is only some 40 km wide at Colon, so Pacific specimens could have been transported to Colon from Panama City markets or the Pacific coast, even in those days.
Rodrigo de Bastidas, sailing westward from Venezuela in 1501 in search of gold, was the first European to explore the Isthmus of Panama.
The city of Nombre de Dios was one of the first European settlements founded in the Atlantic coast of the Isthmus of Panama and in American mainland and for this reason, it is considered as one of the oldest Hispanic sites.
Considered one of the engineering wonders of the world, the Panama Canal is 50 miles long and unites the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans at one of the narrowest points - between the Isthmus of Panama and the North American continent.
The project's payoff was still a year away, however--in 1914, the Ancon sailed across the Isthmus of Panama, through the Mira-flores locks, and into the Pacific Ocean.
The Isthmus of Panama was a key twentieth-century outpost for U.
Second, because these sites are located near where the Isthmus of Panama joins North America with South America, the fossils the menes hold may shed light on the migrations of creatures to and from South America.
While exploring the Isthmus of Panama, Spanish conquistador Vasco Nunez de Balboa becomes the first European to see the Pacific Ocean.
Following completion of the project, BP's 2 million barrel Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) will be able to carry Angolan and other crudes to the port of Chiriqui Grande, Bocas del Toro on the Caribbean for the journey across the isthmus of Panama.
Following completion of the project, BP VLCCs (two-million barrel Very Large Crude Carriers) will be able to carry Angolan and other crudes to the port of Chiriqui Grande, Bocas del Toro on the Caribbean for the journey across the isthmus of Panama.
The arrival of the California Gold Rush had a large impact on the Isthmus of Panama, which was one of the principal conduits for maritime migration to California, long prior to the building of the Panama Canal.